Archive for 2018

"We Value Your Privacy … Now Take Some Cookies: Measuring the GDPR’s Impact on Web Privacy"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Privacy on August 17th, 2018

Martin Degeling have self-archived "We Value Your Privacy … Now Take Some Cookies: Measuring the GDPR's Impact on Web Privacy."

Here's an excerpt:

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018. . . . We monitored this rare event by analyzing the GDPR's impact on popular websites in all 28 member states of the European Union. For each country, we periodically examined its 500 most popular websites —6,579 in total —for the presence of and updates to their privacy policy. While many websites already had privacy policies, we find that in some countries up to 15.7 % of websites added new privacy policies by May 25, 2018, resulting in 84.5 % of websites having privacy policies. 72.6 % of websites with existing privacy policies updated them close to the date. Most visibly, 62.1 % of websites in Europe now display cookie consent notices, 16 % more than in January 2018.. . . Overall, we conclude that the GDPR is making the web more transparent, but there is still a lack of both functional and usable mechanisms for users to consent to or deny processing of their personal data on the Internet.

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Creation and Innovation Services Librarian at Miami University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 17th, 2018

Miami University is recruiting a Creation and Innovation Services Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Miami University Libraries seeks a dynamic and creative Creation and Innovation Services Librarian for the Create and Innovate department, one of six newly formed departments that emerged from a 2017 Libraries master planning process that examined services, organization and facilities. This position will join a team currently working and supporting digital scholarship, digital humanities, GIS services, open educational resources, 3D printing, collaborative learning spaces, and high-end multimedia labs.

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Science as an Open Enterprise

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Open Science on August 17th, 2018

The Royal Society has released Science as an Open Enterprise.

Here's an excerpt:

This report analyses the impact of new and emerging technologies that are transforming the conduct and communication of research. The recommendations are designed to improve the conduct of science, respond to changing public expectations and political culture and enable researchers to maximise the impact of their research. They are designed to ensure that reproducibility and self-correction are maintained in an era of massive data volumes. They aim to stimulate the communication and collaboration where these are needed to maximise the value of data-intensive approaches to science.

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"Here’s Why Your Third Party Twitter Client Broke Today"

Posted in Social Media on August 17th, 2018

https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/heres-why-your-third-party-twitter-client-broke-today/

"How to Protect Your PC From the Intel Foreshadow Flaws"

Posted in Security, Techie on August 16th, 2018

https://www.howtogeek.com/362797/how-to-protect-your-pc-from-the-intel-foreshadow-flaws/

"Don’t Even Think of Publishing in This Journal"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Journals on August 16th, 2018

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/08/16/major-higher-education-research-journal-suspending-submissions-clear-out-two-year

"IFLA Review of Copyright Policy Changes around the World"

Posted in Copyright on August 16th, 2018

http://infojustice.org/archives/40239

"To Move Towards a More Open Science, We Must Free the Data"

Posted in Data Curation, Open Data, and Research Data Management, Open Access, Open Science on August 16th, 2018

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018/08/16/to-move-towards-a-more-open-science-we-must-free-the-data/

Horizon Report 2018 Higher Education Edition

Posted in Artificial Intelligence/Robots, Emerging Technologies, Open Access on August 16th, 2018

EDUCAUSE has released the Horizon Report 2018 Higher Education Edition.

Here's an excerpt:

The Horizon Report highlights six trends, six challenges, and six developments relating to educational technology and practices that are likely to enter mainstream use within their focus sectors over the next five years (2018–22).

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"Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus: A Systematic Comparison of Citations in 252 Subject Categories"

Posted in Google and Other Search Engines, Scholarly Journals, Scholarly Metrics on August 16th, 2018

Alberto Martín-Martín have self-archived "Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Scopus: A Systematic Comparison of Citations in 252 Subject Categories."

Here's an excerpt:

Despite citation counts from Google Scholar (GS), Web of Science (WoS), and Scopus being widely consulted by researchers and sometimes used in research evaluations, there is no recent or systematic evidence about the differences between them. In response, this paper investigates 2,448,055 citations to 2,299 English-language highly-cited documents from 252 GS subject categories published in 2006, comparing GS, the WoS Core Collection, and Scopus. GS consistently found the largest percentage of citations across all areas (93%-96%), far ahead of Scopus (35%-77%) and WoS (27%-73%). GS found nearly all the WoS (95%) and Scopus (92%) citations. Most citations found only by GS were from non-journal sources (48%-65%), including theses, books, conference papers, and unpublished materials. Many were non-English (19%-38%).. . . The results suggest that in all areas GS citation data is essentially a superset of WoS and Scopus, with substantial extra coverage.

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"Blockchain Gains Currency in Higher Ed"

Posted in Emerging Technologies, Security on August 16th, 2018

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/08/13/rising-profile-blockchain-academe

Metadata and Scholarly Publishing Librarian at George Washington University

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 16th, 2018

George Washington University is recruiting a Metadata and Scholarly Publishing Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

Responsibilities include managing all cataloging and organization of the current collections and content of the library and the institutional repository. T

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OA Publishing: Journals Coordinator at University of Michigan

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 16th, 2018

The University of Michigan is recruiting a Journals Coordinator.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As part of a dynamic team of digital publishing specialists, the Journals Coordinator oversees Michigan Publishing's relationships with the editors of its journals, particularly advising on indexing, editorial workflows, technical requirements, and financial concerns through regular check-ins and periodic ad hoc consultation. The Journals Coordinator manages the operations of the Journal of Electronic Publishing and also works independently with the U-M campus community to identify and develop potential new scholarly publication projects.

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Like I Said 12 Years Ago: "Strong Copyright + DRM + Weak Net Neutrality = Digital Dystopia?"

Posted in Copyright, Creative Commons/Open Licenses, Digital Copyright Wars, Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals on August 15th, 2018

https://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/article/download/3344/2955

"Towards Universal Open Access? Why We Need Bibliodiversity Rather Than a ‘Silver Bullet’"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, Self-Archiving on August 15th, 2018

https://blog.scielo.org/en/2018/08/14/towards-universal-open-access-why-we-need-bibliodiversity-rather-than-a-silver-bullet/

"Michael Jackson Estate Turns the 'Fair Use' Tables on Disney"

Posted in Scholarly Communication on August 15th, 2018

https://torrentfreak.com/michael-jackson-estate-turns-the-fair-use-table-on-disney-180531/

Digital Archivist at Rhode Island State Archives and Public Records Administration

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 15th, 2018

The Rhode Island State Archives and Public Records Administration is recruiting a Digital Archivist.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Digital Archivist will provide advice and training regarding records management and transfer, data mapping between hybrid and born-digital collections, and the use of digital tools and techniques. S/he will prepare digital objects for preservation and access.

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The Big Ten Academic Alliance and Taylor and Francis: "Advocating for Change by Limiting New Business: An Interview with BTAA’s Kimberly Armstrong"

Posted in Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Journals on August 15th, 2018

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2018/08/15/advocating-change-btaa/

Digital Archivist II at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Posted in Digital Library Jobs on August 15th, 2018

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is recruiting a Digital Archivist II.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

As a member of the new Library Science team, the incumbent will implement and manage the standards-based workflows and processes necessary to establish a new digital archive and catalog of research data that facilitates new research initiatives and discoveries. The Digital Archivist II will establish long-term preservation strategy and collaborate on strategies for metadata and discovery. In collaboration with technical staff and fellow Library Science team members, the Digital Archivist II will coordinate the selection, implementation, and management of applications and tools that support core functions of digital preservation.

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"Portico Places Archive Replica at the National Library of the Netherlands"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Research Libraries on August 15th, 2018

Portico has released "Portico Places Archive Replica at the National Library of the Netherlands."

Here's an excerpt:

Portico and the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek or KB) have partnered to establish an online replica of the Portico archive that will be hosted by the KB. . . .

Portico additionally has a replica of the archive hosted in the U.S, and another in cloud storage. Kate Wittenberg, Managing Director of Portico, said, "We believe that placing a replica of the Portico archive in Europe, hosted by the KB, will provide Portico’s library and publisher supporters around the world with additional assurance of the long-term safeguarding of the content we preserve."

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"Congress Is Set to Grill The FCC’S Chairman for Falsely Claiming His Agency Was Hit With a Cyberattack—Here’s How It Could Affect the War over Net Neutrality"

Posted in Internet Regulation, Legislation and Government Regulation, Net Neutrality on August 14th, 2018

https://www.businessinsider.com/fcc-ajit-pai-debunked-ddos-attack-senate-hearing-net-neutrality-john-oliver-2018-8?r=UK&IR=T

"How Does File Compression Work?"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation on August 14th, 2018

https://www.howtogeek.com/362339/how-does-file-compression-work/

"AP Exclusive: Google Tracks Your Movements, Like It or Not"

Posted in Google and Other Search Engines, Privacy on August 14th, 2018

https://apnews.com/f60bc112665b458cb6473d7ee9492932

"Banks and Retailers Are Tracking How You Type, Swipe and Tap"

Posted in Digital Culture, Privacy on August 14th, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/business/behavioral-biometrics-banks-security.html

Chief Librarian and Dean of Libraries at Hunter College, CUNY

Posted in Research Libraries on August 14th, 2018

Hunter College, CUNY is recruiting a Chief Librarian and Dean of Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the ad:

The Hunter College Libraries sit at the intellectual crossroads of the College, and the Chief Librarian and Dean will be tasked with ensuring that they continue to support the College’s mission of research productivity and innovation, professional preparation, and world-class undergraduate and graduate education. Hunter's five library branches occupy four campuses across New York City and are home to a collection of over 700,000 materials, and resources. The libraries include the Leon and Toby Cooperman Library (68th Street campus), School of Education Library (within Cooperman), Nursing and Health Professions Library (HPL at Brookdale), Schools of Social Work and Public Health Library (at the Silberman campus), and the Judith and Stanley Zabar Art Library.

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